Mending Fences: This Will Cost How Much?

Mending Fences: This Will Cost How Much?

Jennifer Hawthorne & Patrice Brymner


Money can be hard to talk about. Accurately predicting the cost of a dispute resolution process might be impossible. So, how can you and your attorney or mediator have useful talks about what a  given process might cost? Jen and Patrice walk through the factors that make cost estimates so difficult. They also talk about a variety of billing practices and the importance or keeping communication about money open.


Jennifer (Jen) is a mediator and attorney who focuses her practice primarily on non-litigation family law She has been practicing family law as a mediator and Collaborative Attorney since 2013. In addition to her work with Vesta, Jen is an associate at Skylark Law and Mediation in Southborough. She is also a member of the board of the Massachusetts Council of Family Mediators, the Chapter Director of the Westborough chapter of the National Association of Divorce Professionals, and a member of the Massachusetts Collaborative Law Council.

Jen is currently in the process of getting divorced. She has three young children and fully understands the emotional toll that experiencing your own divorce through your children’s eyes can take. Even in the best of circumstances, where both parents agree that the marriage is over and are committed to being successful co-parents, a support network to help you through the divorce process, your new lifestyle, and solo parenting is a necessity. Since she first began practicing, Jen has been committed to helping her clients navigate the divorce process in a manner that allowed them to make fully informed decisions regarding their divorce while still preserving important ongoing relationships. Especially when children are involved, marriages end but families do not. 

Jen graduated Cum Laude with a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Boston University and earned her J.D.  from Northeastern University School of Law.

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